Her Father's Daughter

Author(s): Alice Pung

Memoir & Biography

At twenty-something, Alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes she feels the sharp tug of invisible threads: the love and worry of her parents, who want more than anything to keep her from harm. Her father fears for her safety to an extraordinary degree - but why?

As she digs further into her father's story, Alice embarks on a journey of painful discovery: of memories lost and found, of her own fears for the future, of history and how it echoes down the years. Set in Melbourne, China and Cambodia, Her Father's Daughter captures a father-daughter relationship in a moving and astonishingly powerful way.

Winner of theNon-Fiction Prize: 2011 Western Australian Book Awards

Shortlisted for the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, the 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards


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Alice Pung is the author of Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter, and the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia.

General Fields

  • : 9781863955904
  • : Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : Black Inc.
  • : 0.24
  • : January 2013
  • : .53 Centimeters X 12.8 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : Australia
  • : February 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Paperback
  • : Alice Pung